February 28, 2019
An academic bilingual community fostering global citizenship
Dear Park Spanish Immersion School Community,
 
It's been a wonderfully busy week! Our fifth grade band students did a great job representing us on Monday evening at the District Band Showcase. Our kindergarten students enjoyed their trip to Westwood Hills Nature Center yesterday. Our second and fifth graders will venture to the Ordway Center for Performing Arts to see the School Performance: Air Play tomorrow. We have enjoyed some great book clubs and learning, and the weather has been cooperating with us!
 
Please see below about activities related to Carnival and dress up days next week. This year's PTO-sponsored Carnival and dance will be at our school next Saturday from 6-8 pm. Please join us! Our Career-a-palooza (Career Fair) will also be on Wednesday. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about different careers, as a part of our school counseling program.
 
Thanks to the 148 parents who gave us feedback about reading practices at home. With Steering Committee and with teacher leaders, we have started to unpack what the data means for us. Stay tuned as we work together to support our 516 beautifully amazing learners.
 
Have a great week, and keep reading!
 
Sincerely, Corey
School News
From Grades 3-5 Student Leadership Representatives:
'Dress Up Days' for Carnival Week!
To help build excitement during the week leading up to the PTO Carnival (March 9th), our Grade 3-5 Student Leadership Representatives chose the following 'dress up' days/dates:

Wed., March 6th: 'Sports' OR 'Dress Alike' day! Students may choose to wear any sports team jersey/colors, OR, pick a friend, and dress like twins!

Thurs., March 7th: ' Wacky Tacky' day! Students may choose to wear wacky outfits, i.e. clothes backwards, inside out, mismatched, etc.

Fri., March 8th: 'SLP/PSI/ Pride' day! Students may choose to wear SLP or PSI spirit wear, and/or dress in school colors (black & orange).
Piedras Positivas - Your Help Needed
The school wide project to spread kindness is right around the corner, on Monday and Tuesday (March 4 & 5). Each student will get the opportunity to decorate a rock with a positive Spanish word on it. When they take it home they can hide it or gift it to spread kindness to someone and make them happy. 

We still need some supplies, as well as volunteers to help prep the rocks for painting, and sealing the rocks once painted. If you are willing to donate, or help prep or seal the rocks, we would appreciate the help! Click HERE to link to the sign-up!

Thank you from the Third Grade Student Leadership Representatives
Math & Science Connection - Beginning Edition
Parents can help their child(ren) understand—and enjoy math & science. For instance, at school, your youngster is learning early algebra skills. With these ideas, he/she will enjoy playing with algebra after school, too. Working with patterns of objects will help your child see patterns in numbers—a basic principle of algebra.
 
Click HERE to link to this week’s Math & Science BEGINNING edition.
NEW PTO Logo 2016-17
From PTO...
Get Ready For A New Carnival!
Updated this year, Carnival is a FREE family fun night for all PSI students and their families!
 
Join us on Saturday, March 9th from 6-8pm in the PSI gym and cafeteria for carnival games, inflatables, a dance and even a Mariachi band! There are no admission or game fees, but food trucks will be on-site to purchase food. Free will donations will also be accepted and appreciated!
 
This will also be the kick-off for our silent auction, which will be open from March 9th-March 23rd. Proceeds raised from the Silent Auction fund our Amity Program. Please take some time to browse our auction items and begin your bidding during the Carnival. 
 
Again, there are no wristband or ticket purchases either in advance or at the event.
NEW PTO Logo 2016-17
From PTO...
Carnival Needs Your Help!
Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, and Friends - please consider working a shift at the PSI Carnival. It’s easy, fun and a great way to give back to PSI with your time!
 
Please click HERE to sign-up for a shift.
School District News
Dollars for Scholars Newsletter
Please consider making an investment by donating to the  Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Fund   to help a St. Louis Park graduating senior afford post-secondary education.  The St. Louis Park Chapter of Dollars for Scholars is an all-volunteer organization that provides financial support to local students. Our newsletter explains more about our community program to help local students with college expenses.

Click HERE to view our newsletter! You can also check out our website at  www.stlouispark.dollarsforscholars.org  for even more information.

A Dollars for Scholars scholarship supports the St. Louis Park Children First initiative as it underscores community support for our children.  Investing in the education of young people not only has an impact on their lives, but on the community as a whole.  A small contribution from each household in your neighborhood will add up to a significant scholarship!  Awards will be announced in May 2019.  It is easy to make a donation. Just choose one of the following options: 
 
Mail your donation to :                                              
SLP Dollars for Scholars                               
P.O. Box 16403  
St. Louis Park, MN  55416-0403 

Donate online by visiting our Website at: 
and follow the easy directions for online donations
 
Thank you   for your generosity! If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Dollars for Scholars Neighborhood Organizing Committee.
 
Tammy McCanna, Chair – St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars
Parent Education Event:
Smart Nutrition - The Secret Gift You Give Your Child
March 18, 7-8:00 pm at Susan Lindgren's gymnasium
The Susan Lindgren PTSO is excited to team up with other SLP elementary school parent groups (PTO) to present a program about healthy eating and child nourishment. Chef, and Susan Lindgren parent, Marshall O'Brien, will walk parents through the building blocks of establishing a nourishment plan that will allow their children to thrive and do their best in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities, and throughout life. He will give parents strategies for how to implement these menus at home without causing family food fights or catering to a child’s taste preferences. This event is free and childcare will be provided!
Community News
Mark Your Calendar... HOPE Speaks Project
Tuesdays: April 16 through May 28th
6:30 to 8:00 pm
The HOPE Speaks Project is a way for our schools and the St. Louis Park community at large to begin an important dialogue on race, racism, and the impact it has on our lives.  It is an opportunity to engage in difficult but meaningful conversations with our children, friends, family, and community. As a district, St. Louis Park has been exploring how our racial identities impact academic achievement and the learning environments we create for our students. We would like to invite our families to engage in  honest, open, personal,  and engaged  (HOPE) conversations as a way to unpack how race operates as an often unspoken presence in our lives. Click HERE to view a flyer for this event.

  • Who: Parents/guardians of children in grades 3 through 5 of ALL races and schools.
  • What: Honest, Open, Personal & Engaged conversations about race & racism
  • When: Tuesdays: April 16th thru May 28th from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Peter Hobart Elementary 

Questions? Please contact:
Meghan Malone at:  malone.meghan@slpschools.org   or,
Kristen Pehl at:  pehl.kristen@slpschools.org





Dr. Corey Maslowski, Principal
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Park Spanish Immersion School
6300 Walker Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 
 
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